Last Sunday, Ferrari announced in a press release that Gianmaria Bruni will leave the Ferrari Competizioni GT team.
Ferrari thanked Bruni for his professional contribution and they wish him the best of luck in his new challenges. With that said, they also anounced that Alessandro Pier Guidi will be their new GT driver.
A couple of weeks ago there were already rumours about Bruni leaving Ferrari and going to the Porsche team. Porsche has confirmed that Bruni will be driving for them in the second half of the WEC season. The rumours started after Bruni wasn’t at the Finali Mondiali and didn’t compete in the 24 hours of Daytona. The rumours seemed true when Ferrari and AF-Corse anounced a test to find a new driver for the WEC season this year. The test was held in Vallelunga, Italy. The drivers who drove the 488 GTE were: Nyck de Vries, Alex Riberas, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Miguel Molina.
In the beginning there were rumours Nyck de Vries would be the driver that was going to join James Calado in the WEC. Ferrari and AF-Corse would have been impressed by how eager he is to learn. But in the end Ferrari chose for the more experienced GT driver Alessandro Pier Guidi.
Alessandro Pier Guidi is an Italian GT driver and drove over 200 races with more than 30 victories. His dream was always to become an official Ferrari driver and now he has fulfilled that goal.
New rumours say that de Vries and Molina may still get a chance in the Blancpain GT Series.